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Mostly, I tell the truth, but I can sometimes lie,
If you're skinny, fat, bald, or tall, I can tell you why.

Reassurance is what you seek from me, though I'm not the best,
Really, I can only look skin deep, I can't figure out the rest.

Odd, I stand before you, trapped, never to escape,
Returning your surprise, my mouth stands agape.

What am I?

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I think it is

your reflection

Mostly, I tell the truth, but I can sometimes lie,

your reflection is exact but not if the mirror isn't plane

If you're skinny, fat, bald, or tall, I can tell you why.

your reflection looks like you

Reassurance is what you seek from me, though I'm not the best,

Am I good looking for my date tonight?

Really, I can only look skin deep, I can't figure out the rest.

a reflection cant show your thoughts

Odd, I stand before you, trapped, never to escape,

the reflection can only be there if you're in front of the mirror

Returning your surprise, my mouth stands agape.

and it mimics everything you do

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  • $\begingroup$ Excellent job, you got it! This was solved so quickly that I can't accept it quite yet. $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Jun 1 '18 at 15:13
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    $\begingroup$ The fact that "narcissist" is in the title is a big clue too. $\endgroup$ – corsiKa Jun 1 '18 at 22:12
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Are you a

Mirror

Mostly, I tell the truth, but I can sometimes lie, If you're skinny, fat, bald, or tall, I can tell you why.

Mirrors show what something is unless it is a fun house mirror. and It will show if you are bald or tall.

Reassurance is what you seek from me, though I'm not the best, Really, I can only look skin deep, I can't figure out the rest.

You check yourself in the mirror for assurance, and you cannot see inner beauty.

Odd, I stand before you, trapped, never to escape, Returning your surprise, my mouth stands agape.

It sands in front of you still, showing you for who you are.

Also

The first letter of each line spells "mirror".

And

Regarding the title, narcissists tend to gaze at themselves in the mirror.

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    $\begingroup$ Not the answer I'm looking for, but you're on the right track. $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Jun 1 '18 at 15:08

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